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About Countway

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The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine is one of the largest medical libraries in the world. Countway holds more than 630,000 volumes and subscribes to 3,500 current journal titles.

Countway serves the Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Library, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Countway houses the Center for the History of Medicine, the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Archives, and the Warren Anatomical Museum. 


Mission Statement

The mission of the Countway Library is to cultivate and advance education, research, scholarship and professional growth in the health and biomedical sciences by facilitating access to scholarly information and knowledge, preserving a historical record, and creating a stimulating and synergistic setting for intellectual growth.